It is a good quality tripod. It seems to be idea for travelling. That`s the main reason I bought it for. My current Manfrotto 190 aluminium is a bit too big to take on holiday. I could not justify spending a lot more money for the carbon version of this (giottos) tripod. The price increase to the amount of weight saved does not seem attractive to me. I have played around with it, comparing it to my current tripod (Manfrotto) and I do not regret buying it.
I have tested it with this set up: Canon 7D + grip with 2 batteries, 24-105mm L F4 lens, flash gun with 4 AA rechargeable batteries. Legs extended to the max. I think if you are to use this tripod you will have to use a… Read more
I have always fancied a weather station, having seen one at my parents house I thought I would get one as well. Most of the stations have the usual dull digital display. Having the option of colour display made the product more appealing to me. Decided the buy this one, I have had it for just over 30 days. My view is:
When it arrived it turned out that the mains plug is a european one, very annoying. I had looked prior to the purchase at technoline company profile and it is a German company, it explains the plug, shame that in the UK there are different ones. I contacted Amazon and asked them to send me a converter from the European plug to UK one. I received £5 credit, I… Read more
I have used this product once since the purchase in July 10. All in all happy with the purchase, would not like to pay more because there is too much plastic, the fastening clumps are made out of plastic, would be nice if they were made out of metal. However, it does not stop the product from functioning properly. May be from long term prospective this is a disadvantage. I presume the same product with more metal parts would have cost more. I have not used different products made by park tools so can't compare to other makes. I bought it for occasional domestic use and I would recommend it to a home mechanic like myself who likes servicing his own bike. It is steady; do not expect it to be… Read more